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Thorsten von Overgaard

Thorsten von Overgaard

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Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or onlline.
  • Leica M9
  • Leica M Monochrom
  • Leica M Typ 240
  • Leica R9 DMR
  • Leica M Monochrom Typ 246
  • Leica Q Typ 116
  • Leica SL Typ 601
  • Leica M-D 262
  • Leica M 246
Qatar, January 2013. © 2013 Thorsten Overgaard

Writing light letters by the moonlight

Published August 5th, 2014

By Thorsten Overgaard

I woke up in the middle of the night some months ago and yelled, "I don't want to be a landscape photographer!" and then fell back asleep.

A nightmare, clearly.

I don't have any rules for what I don't want to photograph, nor have I warned my kids against becoming landscape photographers, and I probably have done a few pictures that would qualify as landscapes. But what people mostly point out to me is that there are people in most of my images, and rightly so.

But maybe it was some irony of life that I recently found my self spending nine days shooting landscapes in Qatar. Whilst I did not find myself very succesful in making any landscape pictures I found interesting, I worked with Khalid Al-Thani whom I may tell more about later. He is rather discrete about his photography, and I would like to change that to a more public profile as he has a very intersting eye for landscape, light and patterns.

Working with someone else is always interesting because you get to ...

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